Hearts for Christchurch

18:55, Oct 26 2011
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Mayoress Jo Nicholls-Parker receives a quilted heart at a presentation at Canterbury Museum.

Christchurch Mayoress Jo Nicholls-Parker was presented with a hand-stitched heart at the Canterbury Museum yesterday.

The heart is one of thousands on display at the museum as part of the Hearts for Christchurch exhibition.

The 4000 hearts were inspired by Napier woman Evie Harris, who was moved to make a heart after seeing the destruction in Christchurch. Soon thousands of hand-stitched hearts began arriving in the city.

Nicholls-Parker was also presented with a $6,000 donation to the museum from the Puke Ariki Development Charitable Trust in New Plymouth.

The donation will be used to help fund a major exhibition on the February earthquake that will open on the one year anniversary.

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